Vocations

The literal meaning of the word vocation is a "call." But a vocation is more than an ordinary call.

A vocation is a call from God, and anyone who has felt God’s call knows that the process is anything but simple. Click below to read words from our sisters on some reasons why they love being a Presentation Sister. 

While most people think of a vocation as what they are called to do in life, it is important to understand that the most important call from God is the universal call to holiness.

If you think you may be called to vowed religious life, specifically as an apostolic woman, we invite you to engage us in conversation and discernment around this call.

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Becoming a Sister

The process of becoming a sister starts with discerning a vocation as a Presentation Sister. This can be broken down into four steps…

1

Contact a Sister

Contact any Presentation Sister to inform them of your interest.

2

Further Discernment

Our Vocation Director will contact you. You’ll be invited to visit with the sisters to learn more.

3

Interviewing

If our director feels you are a good fit a formal interview will be arranged.

4

Discernment Sessions

Follow-up discernment sessions are planned and you will be connected with a sister to help in this process.

Pre-candidacy & Candidacy

If the Presentation way of life appears to be suited to you, you will be invited to begin the Pre-Candidacy program.

Pre-candidacy

This phase ordinarily lasts six months to a year and you will continue to be accompanied by a sister and meet regularly. You will be invited to local communities to experience our way of life in prayer, community and ministry. It is a phase that is more focused with the aim of helping you to grow in your sense of God, your desire to follow Jesus and to begin to come to know who we are as Presentation sisters.

answering the call

Are you an apostolic woman and think you may be called to vowed religious life?

Start a conversation with us today.

Discerning religious life?

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